West Ham opt against goalkeeper’s contract extension


West Ham goalkeeper Adrian will be allowed to leave the club in the January transfer window according to a source of the Sun newspaper. The Hammers do have the option of extending the 30 year old’s contract for an additional two years, but have decided against triggering the clause.

It means that the Spaniard has just six months left on his remaining deal, and he will be allowed to leave for nothing in the summer if no offer is forthcoming in the next few weeks. A source told the Sun:

“Adrian can leave if the right offer comes in for him. A new top line keeper is very much on the agenda. His contract is due to expire in six months and we will not stand in his way if someone was to make a move. The clause is there in case any minds are changed on signing him up for another two years, but it looks like he will leave.”

Adrian has been a regular for the Hammers in the past three seasons but his severe dip in form this campaign has led to Darren Randolph replacing him as first choice.

Joe Hart has been tipped as a potential replacement for Adrian but the England international will only be a summer transfer target as he is contracted to a loan spell with Torino until the end of the season.

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